North Carolina DMV License and Theft Bureau Recovers Stolen Chrysler 300 Assisted by the LoJack® System

  • November 11, 2013
  • recovery stories

This Fayetteville, NC resident found his Chrysler 300 had been stolen overnight from his apartment complex. The LoJack® system he had installed when he bought his car came through in a big way, assisting local police in not only locating the vehicle, but getting it back to him without any damage.

On October 22nd, 2013, the Chrysler’s owner contacted the Fayetteville Police Department to report the crime. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers. This action automatically activated the LoJack device concealed in the Chrysler 300, which was installed at Major Chrysler-Plymouth-Jeep in Long Island City, NY.

A short while later, an inspector from the North Carolina DMV License and Theft Bureau picked up the homing signals from the stolen car on the LoJack tracking computer installed in his patrol vehicle. The inspector tracked the Chrysler traveling on Highway 24.  A traffic stop was initiated. The license plate on the car had been changed and the VIN (vehicle identification number) in the windshield had been tampered with. One suspect was arrested and undamaged Chrysler was soon returned to its grateful owner.

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